Highlights: Shanti Stupa, Gompas or Monasteries & Palaces of Leh, Shey, Thiksey. Stok, Hemis, Likir, Horzey & Gangles Village, Nubra Valley, Double Humped Hairy and Bactrian Camels, Alchi Village & Alchi Temple, Khardungla passGurudwara Patthar Sahib and much more.
Destinations Covered: Leh, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Alchi, Likir, Nubra, Pongong,
Point of Arrival & Departure: Leh (IXL)
Duration: 7 Nights & 8 Days
On Arrival at Leh airport (11562 ft i.e. 3524 mts above sea level) you will be met by our representative and drive towards hotel (a 30 minutes drive). Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and relax rest of the day to get adapted to the rarefied air at the high altitude. After the dinner enjoy the comfort of your overnight stay.
Day 2: Leh – Shey, Thiksey, Stok, Hemis – Leh (3524 mts above sea level, 90 K.ms, 6 – 7 hrs drive including Sightseeing)
After your breakfast enjoy a full day excursion to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis monasteries.
Shey: Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh, currently a town with the old summer Palace of the kings of Ladakh. The monastery / She palace here houses a two storey high-seated image of Buddha cast from copper and covered with gold leaf. The Shey palace here was built more than 500+ years ago by Lhachen Palgyigon, the king of Ladakh. Shey is It is located 15 km. from Leh towards Hemis.
Thiksey: Thiksey monastery is situated on a hilltop and the views of the green Indus valley from its rooftop are splendid. And is one of the largest and most impressive Monastery or Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas and exquisite wall paintings. It also houses a two – storied statue of Buddha which has the main prayer hall around its shoulder.
Hemis: Hemis Gompa is the biggest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh contains a large number of gold statues. Hemis is dedicated to Padmasambhava, here the visitors observe a series of scenes in which the lamas, robed in gowns of rich, brightly colored brocade and sporting masks sometimes bizarrely hideous, parade in solemn dance and mime around the huge flag pole in the center of the courtyard to the plaintive melody of the Shawn.
Stok Palace: Also known as Stok Monastery or Stok Gompa has a notable library including all 108 volumes of the Kangjur (Tibetan Buddhist canon, which is ordered in about 100 volumes of the collection of sacred texts of Buddhism). A ritual dance-mask festival is held annually. Back to hotel, enjoy the dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
Day 3: Leh–Alchi, Likir–Leh (3524 mts above sea level, 170 Km, 7 to 8 hrs drive including Sightseeing)
After breakfast, we start our drive to Alchi, 70 kms west of Leh. On the way visit the famousGurudwara Patthar Sahib, the Magnetic Hill and Hall of Fame. Spituk mandir (Kali mandir). You will reach we visit Alchi Village and the monastery. Alchi’s large temple complex founded in the 11th Century is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist Centres in Ladakh and a jewel of monastic skill. You will also have an opportunity to witness villagers using primitive methods to grind the wheat along theroad side. While coming back from Alchi enroute visit Likir. The Likir Monastery or gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh. The monastery is located in Likir village and is believed to have been in existence since 11th century. The monastery is also known for the 75 feet statue of Buddha. Drive back to Leh. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
Day 4: Leh – Nubra (10000 ft i.e. 3250 mts above sea level, 125 Km, 4.5 hrs drive)
After breakfast at hotel drive towards Nubra valley via Khardungla pass(18350 feet) by surface passing thru Horzey & Gangles Village. On arrival in Nubra Valley, drive to diskit, visit Deskit, the HQ town of Nubra Valley. Driving for 30 Kms takes to Khalsar Bridge. Visit desklit monastry. Further drive from Deskit to Hunder, you may see a few Double Humped, Hairy and Bactrian Camels.Dinner and Overnight stay at Camp in Nubra.
Day 5: Nubra – Leh (3524 mts above sea level, 125 K.ms, 4.5 hrs drive)
Leave for Leh on the same route you came in Nubra.Afternoon visit to Shanti Stupa & Leh palace. Shanti Stupa : Located on the hilltop at Changspa. The Stupa was constructed by a Japanese Buddhist organization, known as ‘The Japanese for World Peace’. The aim behind the construction of the Stupa was to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism and to promote World Peace. Leh Palace: Built in the 17th century, it was built as the residential palace for the King Singge Namgyal. Much smaller but resembling the Potala in Lhasa, Leh Palace is now in ruins. It has nine storeys and has been deserted since the royal family shifted to the Stok Palace in 1830s. nine storey, but it is now dilapidated and deserted. It was the home of the royal family until they were exiled to Stok in the 1830s. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
Day 6: Leh – Pangong (4350 mts above sea level, 134 Km, 4.5 hrs drive)
After breakfast Leave for full day excursion to Pangong Lake This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh rang is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple. But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point to which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.Dinner and Overnight stay at Camp in Pangong.
Day 7: Pangong – Leh (4250 mts above sea level, 134 Kms, 4.5 hrs drive)
After breakfast leave for walk at Pangong Lake, a highest salt water lake in the World, Shared by two countries India (25%) & China (75%), enjoy the beauty of lake on banks of the lake while appreciating the changing colours of fascinating high altitude lake. Drive back to Leh
Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
Day 8: Departure Transfer
After the Ladakhi breakfast transfer from Leh to Airport to catch your flight for onward destination with the Himalayan holiday memories.
- Return flights to Leh,
- Accommodation with breakfast,
- Airport pick up & drop,
- All sightseeing & tours,
- And all taxes & service charges.
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